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Qilian Travel Guide

Qilian County is located in Qinghai province in the Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is situated in the heart of the Qilian Mountains and is known as Qinghai's “northern gateway.” The area is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and picturesque scenery. It is one of the world's most pristine natural environments. Popular attractions include Mount Zhuo'er, Qilian Mountain Grassland and Bayi Glacier.
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What to Do
Looking for things to do in Qilian? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Zhuo'er Mountain
4.6/52,896 Reviews
Qilian Mountain Grassland
Ami Dongsuo Scenic Spot
4.4/5119 Reviews
Dadongshu Mountain Bealock
A‘Rou Grand Temple
4.2/5179 Reviews
Binggou Linhai Scenic Spot
Qilian Grassland
4.8/553 Reviews
Bayi Glacier
4.6/572 Reviews
Ebaogucheng Ruins
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Qilian Mountain, Haibei
Qilian Deer Farm
3.4/58 Reviews
Where to Stay
Discover the most popular places to stay in Qilian, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers.
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Haojingyuan Hostel
4.2/553 Reviews
Hengli Hotel
4.5/580 Reviews
Sunshine  Hotel
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Yinkai Hotel
2.4/511 Reviews
What to Eat
Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Qilian dishes and foodie spots.
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Tianjingmaoniuzhuanggu Soup (haohua)
4.7/54 Reviews
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Yinongxiangrenwenchacan, Hot Pot
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Laowang Barbecue
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Longxing Restaurant
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Meiyushiguo Fish
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Nafei'erdapan Chicken
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Zhanguo Beef Lamian Noodles
4.3/54 Reviews
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Yimu Restaurant
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"Northwest China Cuisine"
Xiangyimingxuan
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Manaikao Lamb
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Afei'erzhutichacan
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Beautiful Qilian county in North-Qinghai
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Qinghai & Gansu Self-Driving Tour
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🏔 Sure is Qilian Mountain the Switzerland of China as they call. A blend of mountainous roads leading into this town, grasslands with herds of cattle, and the snow-capped mountains with pine trees is the scenery that brought me to this place.   📌 The day I travelled to this town, which is located in the border of Qinghai and Gansu provinces, it was raining heavily that I could barely see anything. We approached Qilian Mountain in the late afternoon and enjoyed the first evening after the rain. Colorful lightings were lit up all over one of the main hills in town very beautifully, very beautifully.   🏞 The morning after, the sky was clear and that’s when we visited the scenic area. It was fantastic! The fresh alpine air, moo-moo sound from local cattle on the hill, and the breathtaking vista of high mountains make this place very special.     🌲This alpine region is one of the few places in China where I totally could escape from the crowds, also just to be able to immerse myself in the nature. 🗺 #scenicspotguide #urbanexplorer #travelinspiration #unforgettableexperiences#nationalpark#naturalwonders#roadtrip#urbanexplorer
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ZHUO’ER MOUNTAIN SCENIC: It is part of Qilian mountain range in the North east of China.I visited in August which is the best time to visit this place since you can see the beautiful yellow rape flower fields mixed with layers of lush green. If you go there before June there's no flower fields, it will be bare.Not a place for lazy people like me because of mountain climbing and moving around.you should bring an extra jacket if you want hiking its usually cold at the top.Overallu its not a huge scenic area, thereby less crowds also compared to other sites in the area.i recommend you to visit this place especially July or August.
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Qilian Mountain Grassland It is in Gansu and Qinghai provinces.Its a very magnificent mountain which means heavenly mountain.At the foot of Qilian Mountain lies it’s Grassland. Benefited from the good weather and favorable natural resources from Qilian Mountain, the grassland is developed into a wonderland for nomads and tourists with its fabulous scenery. Depending on the time of visit you can expect a dynamic green scroll adorned with lush grass, blossoming flowers, roaming flocks of cattle, horses, and sheep. I highly recommend this place to nature lovers for us a few minutes after arriving we sent to play on grassland and it rained we were forced to stay in a car until it stopped raining .When the rain stopped the rainbow with visible seven colours came out.
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Arou Da Temple, a little-known ancient temple located in Qilian County, Qinghai. It is the largest and most influential Gelugpa monastery in Qilian County. Temple, at first it was the account house temple. Because it is a monastery of the Arou tribe, due to the influence of nomadic life, a special architectural pattern is formed, and there is no fixed position following the tribe. This temple is very quiet, between the alpine meadows, it is very peaceful.
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Arou Township, 21 km east of Qinglian County, Qinghai, has a Tibetan Buddhist temple facing south. It is a famous Gelugpa monastery. It was built in the Qing Dynasty and was founded by Tibetan nomadic tribes. The Arou tribe was built. At first, because the herdsmen were nomadic, the Aru Da Temple did not have a fixed temple, but was relocated as a rare tent temple with the herdsmen. It was not until the eve of 1946 that it settled at the present site. The temples of Tibetan Buddhism are generally rich in Tibetan style, while the Aru Da Temple is based on the traditional Tibetan style and incorporates the architectural style of Chinese style, which is a combination of Tibetan and Chinese architectural art. The green grassland around the temple is undulating, and the majestic Qilian Mountains in the distance are magnificent, and the combination of Tibetan and Chinese, with distinctive temple architecture, is even more magnificent.
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Through the Qingshi mouth of the door source, over the Jingyangling, into the most beautiful Qilian mountain prairie in China, the ancient city of Tunbao built by the mountain is still clearly identifiable. The city is 280 meters wide from north to south and 230 meters wide from east to west. 6 meters, the bottom width of 13 meters, the city's Chenghuang Temple, the city outside the point of the military, the ruins and other sites are faintly preserved. Stepping into the city gate, stepping up the stairs, standing on the observatory, looking at the four fields, standing on the Qilian Mountains forever, the grasses planted in the city, like the rolling waves in the sea, gentle Carefully scrutinized with the dilapidated walls, I confessed to the former Jin Ge Iron Horse and the sword. In the sunny days after the rain, it seems as if the business travel camel team, which is faintly stretched in the depths of history, has come from east to west. On the edge of the broken wall, a cluster of dry grass sways the history of the distant, like the past, like the wormwood growing freely under the feet, from the whole body of the grassland.
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